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Foodora union voting ends but battle to unionize far from resolved

Foodora couriers in Toronto wrapped voting on union certification Tuesday, but the drive to create Canada’s first unionized workforce in the gig economy has taken a back seat to a ruling on the fundamental question of whether the workers are considered employees.

Ballots have been sealed pending decisions by the Ontario Labour Relations Board on contested issues filed by both sides, including¬†the company’s assertion that the couriers are independent¬†contractors who are ineligible to unionize.

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